An Exploration of Our Region's Past
Join us over lunch hour as we unearth the stories that shaped our local and regional history. From the deep roots of Native American history to the secrets held within historical plant populations, each event in this series offers a unique opportunity to connect with our regions unique heritage, share a delicious meal and learn from local experts.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 12-1PM
Exploring Indigenous Heritage
Description: From enigmatic effigy mounds to the French fur trade, learn about the important role Native Americans have played in shaping the vibrant history of Southern Wisconsin. Led by the regional director of the Archeological Conservancy, Phil Milhouse. Related topics include the fascinating story of nearby De Mun's Trading Post.
Featured Lunch Buffet: Native American Cuisine
Register By: October 19, 2023
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 12-1PM
Brodhead History Unearthed
Description: From a historic railroad to the button boom, Brodhead's story is one of community resilience and adaptation to economic and social changes. Join us as Brodhead Historical Society's, Denny Schwartz, presents the history of the land that became the Decatur Lake Golf Course and surrounding areas of Decatur and Brodhead.
Featured Lunch Buffet: Traditional American Cuisine
Register By: October 26, 2023
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 12-1PM
Historical Plant Populations
Description: Southern Wisconsin's vast tallgrass prairies and oak savannas, home to a diverse array of native plant species, once supported a unique ecosystem that has largely disappeared due to agriculture and human development. Historic plant populations are essential for understanding environmental changes, ecological restoration and preserving biodiversity. Join us as botanist, Nate Gingerich, walks us through records of historic plant populations in Southern Wisconsin.
Featured Lunch Buffet: Vegetarian Cuisine
Register By: November 2, 2023
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 12-1PM
History of the Sugar River
Description: Led by Frank Kapel, President of the Lake Winnetka Sugar River Improvement Association, this event explores the intricate dance between agriculture and the environment, and the critical work being done to preserve, protect, and improve the mainstem of our watershed.
Featured Lunch Buffet: German Cuisine
Register By: November 23, 2023
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 12-1PM
Winter Birds of Wisconsin
Description: Join us and members of the Green/Rock segment of the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) as we explore the highlights of this year's findings and gain a deeper understanding of southern Wisconsin's bird populations. Led by Quentin Yoerger, expert birder and Green/Rock county CBC facilitator.
Featured Lunch Buffet: TBD
Register by: December 12, 2023
Events on a Mission
Please note that $18.95 covers the cost of lunch only! Consider bringing a donation to ensure Wisconsin's special places and unique history will preserved for generations to come. Donations collected during each event support the event host.